Sunday, February 15
Be sure to join us next Sunday when Rev. Joe Marting will be preaching while Annie enjoys the weekend off with her family.

Lunch Bunch February 17
The Lunch Bunch will be meeting Tuesday, February 17 at 11:30 am at Miss Sheri’s on Manchester Road.

 Ash Wednesday Worship
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, and the Worship Arts Committee hopes you’ll join us for a potluck dinner and worship service in the Gathering Space on Wednesday, February 18, at 7:00 pm.  All ages are welcome at this informal service that will get us thinking and talking about how we can deepen our faith this Lent.  Please sign-up in the Gathering Space and let us know if you’re coming. 

 Chili Cook-Off
FDP's Chili Cook-Off will be held in the Gathering Space Friday evening February 20th.  The fun begins at 6:30 PM.  Please sign-up to bring either a crockpot of your best chili, or a dessert.  Crackers, chili toppings, iced tea and lemonade will be provided.  You can bring a beverage of your choice as well.
We'll eat, cast votes for our favorite chili, and enjoy each other’s company.  Prizes will be awarded to the winner!!  Hope to see you there!!

 LENT 2015 

You might think Lent is about giving up chocolate and other fun stuff, but really it’s about growing closer to Jesus.  Join us this Lent as we learn how to do that in a variety of way.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 10:30 am.  "Give Up Excess"

Sunday, March 1, 10:30 am.  "Give Up Indifference"

Sunday, March 8, 10:30 am.  "Take Up the Charge"

Sunday, March 15, 10:30 am.  "Take Up the Challenge"

Sunday, March 22, 10:30 am.  "Lift Up the Hurting"

Sunday, March 29, 10:30 am.  "Lift Up the Healed"

Easter Sunday!  Join us at 10:30 am with special music, communion, and an inspirational message:  “Look up to overcome!”

Older and Wiser Brunch February 22.
The Older & Wiser Brunch will be held after church on Sunday, February 22.

 TNT Dinner, February 27, 7pm at Canyon Café
Where: Canyon Café at Plaza Frontenac
When: 7pm meet at restaurant.  If you need childcare, you can drop the kids off at church starting at 6:30pm. The church covers the cost of childcare for this event.

TNT stands for Twenties and Thirties, but we don’t check birth certificates at the door so anyone is welcome! If you have any questions, talk to Beth Willock (618-978-0992).  Hope to see you soon!

 Adult Discussion Group
The Adult Discussion Group will present a book study on Falling Upward, A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life  by Richard Rohr on Sunday, March 8 and Sunday, March 15 at 12 noon in the Gathering Space. The discussion will be lead by Barbara Wright.

Richard Rohr is an internationally known speaker, author, retreat leader and the founder of The Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM.  In this book he suggests that in the first half of life we are primarily concerned with issues of identity, achieving and performing.  As we grow older, he notes, we embark on a further journey which seems to result in our falling down, but can lead to the spiritual joys of the second half of life. 

Falling Upward, A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life  can be purchased on Amazon or at local book stores. If preferred, the book can be ordered through Barbara Wright.